Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
Other Names for this Disease
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy
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Treatment for CIDP includes:
- Corticosteroids such as prednisone to help reduce inflammation and relieve symptoms
- Medications that suppress the immune system (azathioprine, methotrexate, mycophenolate, cyclosporine, and cyclophosphamide)
- Removal of antibodies from the blood through plasmapheresis or plasma exchange
- Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) therapy, which adds large numbers of antibodies to the blood plasma to reduce the effect of the antibodies
- Physiotherapy to improve muscle strength, function and mobility, and minimize the shrinkage of muscles and tendons and distortions of the joints
Last updated: 8/1/2012
- NINDS Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Information Page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). 2011; http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/cidp/cidp.htm. Accessed 8/1/2012.
- Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy. MedlinePlus. 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000777.htm. Accessed 8/1/2012.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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